San Antonio is the second-most populous city in the state of Texas and the
Southern United States. it is home to some of Texas' most famous sites
related to the formative years of the city’s history. A day for visitors
here usually kickstarts with a trip to Alamo and its nearby historic
missions. The city’s martial past is exemplified by the presence of
numerous installations of US Army and Air Force.
San Antonio’s numero uno attraction, the Alamo is one of the most important
historical sites in the United States. It was a part of an early 18 th century Spanish mission station whose church was later built
by the Franciscans in 1744. It was the site of the iconic battle of Battle
of the Alamo in 1836 in which a hopelessly outnumbered force of US soldiers
stood against a wave of Mexican army and met their glorious end. This
battle later culminated in the independence of Texas from Mexicans a few
The River Walk is one of the most important attritions in the San Antonio,
so much so that the city is nicknamed ‘The River City.’ The River Walk is
home to quaint stone walkways, scenic and calm surroundings, old bridges,
and numerous restaurants and cafes that stand along the riverside of the
San Antonio River. It is wonderful place to just take a morning walk or to
bite a quick meal alongside the river.
San Antonio Missions
Designated the state’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, the five San
Antonio Missions we reall built in early 18th century by the
Spanish exploders to colonize the region. The most famous among them is the
Alamo or Mission Valero that saw a gruesome battle between the defending
Americans and invading Mexican forces. Other famous missions here are
Mission San Jose, Mission Concepción and Mission San Juan.
Best Time to Visit San Antonio
Summer and fall seasons (the months from May to October) are the best to
book your flights from Chicago to San Antonio. Book your flights from CHI
to SAT between this time of the year to enjoy some cultural festivals and
events like Juneteenth and Oktoberfest in the city. It is advised to book
San Antonio flights in advance to avoid paying more during peak season.